You can buy our most popular items unfinished and then
- B A K E T H E M A T H O M E -
Here is how to.
- SCONES -
These are the to-die-for morning or afternoon treat that started it all. Our scones have become so popular that finally we had to re-assert our right to use the oven for other things once in a while...so there's that, or maybe we don't open early enough, or we're too far away for you to just pop in and check out today's selection. Whatever your reason, fresh-baked Lake Street Market scones are available to you any time you're willing to fire up your oven. Simply buy them in frozen bars of four, and then do this:
1) KEEP FROZEN UNTIL READY TO USE. Do not pre-thaw!
2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
3) Unwrap scone bar and let sit at room temp for 5 to 10 minutes.
4) Cut bar into four scones. Occasionally frozen pieces will break off--if this happens, simply push them back into place.
5) Brush tops with milk or buttermilk and sprinkle with Sugar in the Raw (packet included).
6) Arrange two inches apart on a baking sheet. We "double pan" them here at the store to prevent scorching on the bottom, but that is not necessary in every oven. Use your judgement. And for less mess, use baking parchment.
7) Bake at 400 for 16-20 minutes. Check for desired browning. Please note that fresh fruit and berry scones take a little longer to bake fully.
- BREAD -
NOTE: the LaBrea packaging that comes with your bread will have baking instructions that differ from these. That is because they were written under the assumption that we have already finished baking it once, and you are simply refreshing it. Not so! Do this:
1) Keep bread refrigerated until ready to use.
2) Preheat to 400 degrees.
3) Place bread directly on center rack. Do not use a pan.
4) Bake loaves and full-size baguettes 8 minutes; demi-baguettes and portuguese rolls, 5 minutes.
5) (Optional) Create illusion of arduous task completed by donning a flour-covered apron.
- BAGELS -
Plenty of well-traveled bagel enthusiasts agree that ours are their favorites (and I feel I should mention that only one of these super-fans is related to us. The rest are demographically random and focus-groupable). Opinions vary more when it comes to how to handle them once they leave the building, however. After months and months of continuous, um, "testing," here is what we recommend.
1) Say it with me: KEEP BAGELS FROZEN UNTIL READY TO USE. Pretty please, okay?
2) Preheat to 400, place bagels directly on the rack, and bake for about eight minutes. The outside will get crusty again, and the inside will get hot and chewy and awesome.
ALTERNATE STEP 2): Some customers thaw the bagels enough to slice and then toast them, and they are happy with the results. But we are partial to the moist chewiness that stays in there if you do it the first way. ;-)
- PIZZA -
Well. You own the pizza now, so either you've had it before or you've already heard the spiel. It's, you know, really, REALLY good. If you bought one unbaked, here is how to finish it:
1) Position a baking rack in the mid to upper section of your oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
2) Lawsuit prevention measures: remove plastic wrap and slide pizza off the cardboard (yes, we have been asked if this is necessary) onto a pizza stone, screen, pan, or even a sheet of aluminum foil or the oven rack itself. The crust gets crustiest when the pizza is baked either on a stone or right on the rack.
3) Bake for around 15 minutes, depending on your oven and your preference. If your oven bakes unevenly you may wish to reposition the pizza halfway through baking.
Open all year
in the heart of SoBo
Open all year
in the heart of SoBo
Best scones ever. I buy them by the frozen roll and fix them at home! Cherry pecan is my favorite but any of their flavors are great.
Anne S., May 2011, in a review on Urban Spoon